FormLiKuid [formlik'wid](noun, adjective)
Question 1: What is FormLiKuid? Answer 1: A concept
Question 2: How many group members in the band? Answer 2: one, Ahmad Swope.
Question 3: Place of Origin? Answer3: Midwestern U.S. St. Louis, Missouri
FormLiKuid: the concept
Music listeners have always had the choice of what different types of music they enjoy listening to. You can wake up one morning and say hey I want to hear some Rock. In the afternoon you can switch to Hip hop. That night you chill to some Jazz. As your mood and direction changes you can choose whatever type of music you wish to listen to. The same rules apply for watching movies or whatever entertains your senses.
The concept of FormLiKuid allows an artist/person to create what they feel. Many artists in today's world have been influenced by so many forms of expression should these artists be confined to doing only one type of art form? Some say yes, because it makes it easier to categorize and direct them in a controlled market effect like apples with apples and oranges with oranges. Unfortunately, not everyone fits into categories so easily. Ah yes, hence the label independent musician, right?
Well O.K., but if person A signs a multi-million dollar recording deal with Universal Studios will he/she still be considered an independent because the public will view me in a manner that no longer appeals to grassroots campaigns?
The name FormLiKuid, suits both creative ability, mentality, and provides a way for other artists and creators to find away to make sense out of what it is that they do. I don't think a non-conformist is a crazy person or someone who inherently wants to go against majority opinion. I think that a non-conformist is someone who simply decides to find away to make sense out of their own life when all other definitions presented to them make absolutely no sense or don't fit. Whether or not that makes that person some innovative thinker only time will tell. Usually other people decide what is innovative and what isn't.
FormLiKuid is a contribution to the world. It is energy, these energies consist of emotion, space, vibration, tone, pitch, rhythm, transition, phase, rhyme, reason, and conclusion. All subjects contained within each and every life. It would be wrong for me to say that I am the only person that has the ability to comprehend or experience what FormLiKuid is. So that is why as a concept, FormLiKuid is something that can be shared by everyone. Movement in any and all directions. Like the Nike slogan, Just Do it, which encourages people to get out and live life the concept of, FormLiKuid that I am, encourages people to create, music, art, poetry, writing, drama, etc.
The concept of FormLiKuid is the ability to use the creative artistic experience in such a way that transcends the prescribed suggested mode or function given for what creativity should be. FormLiKuid is not right nor wrong. It is both a single and a multiple idea. When you say FormLiKuid that I am it simply means reaching a state of creative conscious that both completes and makes good sense to you.
Bio: Ahmad Swope
Born on June 27, 1976 in the town of Granite City, Illinois. Began playing trumpet and piano at the age of 9. Initially influenced by Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Rock he began composing electronic compositions at the age of 14. As time progress he became exposed to house, techno, alternative, world music, and others. The list of artist that have influenced him is extensive ranging from Pink Floyd and Jan Hammer to Tupac and Marvin Gaye. He is an avid poet, and songwriter, and he enjoys reading. Favorite Food: Japanese/Soul Food Favorite Color: Green / Black Favorite Places to Visit: Japan, Thailand, Brazil Favorite Quote(s): The true test of a man comes not when things are at their best but when things are at their worst. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of all those who endanger it.
FormLiKuid that I am.
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